Dec 29th, 2021
Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, these “unprecedented times” we have all heard about are no longer so unprecedented.
Dec 22th, 2021
According to the CDC, “nearly half of adults in the United States… have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure of greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg…”
Dec 13th, 2021
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year (Statistics About Diabetes, n.d.).
Dec 3rd, 2021
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week (American Heart Association, n.d.)
Dec 2nd, 2021
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) cause millions of new infections yearly. There are more than 20 different types of STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV and many more. Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Nov 26th, 2021
Hair loss also known as alopecia can affect not only your scalp but also the entire body. It can be either temporary or permanent.
Nov 22th, 2021
Gout is very common, 9 million Americans have gout. Gout is a form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in one or more joints without warning.
Nov 9th, 2021
Urinary tract infections are very common in the United States and the rest of the world. They can have many predisposing factors including old age, poor hygiene, and sexual activity.
Nov 8th, 2021
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States for men, women and
across most racial and ethnic groups.
July 13th, 2021
Stomach flu is the layman term for viral gastroenteritis, infection of the intestine. The source of the infection is often contaminated food or water. The condition is contagious and can be contracted by sharing contaminated utensils or touching contaminated surfaces.
Jun 2nd, 2021
Most antibiotics can lead to side effects such as digestive problems in children. However, few of them can cause a skin rash. Amoxicillin is a commonly used antibiotic that comes in the form of capsules and tablets. One of the most commonly reported side effects of amoxicillin is a skin rash.
May 25th, 2021
Chest congestion is an umbrella term for excessive mucus buildup in your lungs. If you have suffered from bronchitis or the common cold, you most likely know what chest congestion is. It results from the inflammation of air passageways or the bronchi.
May 19th, 2021
Travelling refers to moving from one place to another by various means, whether it be moving from one country to another and crossing borders or short distances such as different cities and towns within the same country. An estimate of 1.4 billion people around the globe crossed international boundaries in 2018 alone.
May 12th, 2021
Commonly known as COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to a group of progressive diseases of the lung. It usually includes a combination of emphysema, chronic obstructive asthma, and chronic bronchitis. All of these diseases obstruct the airflow from the lungs.
May 5th, 2021
Wheezing refers to the shrill whistling or rattling sound that you hear when you breathe with partially blocked airways. It can be heard more clearly during exhalation than during inhalation. Among the most common causes of wheezing are bronchitis, common cold, and allergic reactions.
April 14th, 2021
Diabetes is a global health problem affecting a huge proportion of the adult population. It results from higher than normal blood sugar levels and gets worse with fluctuations in the diet plan. The two major factors causing diabetes include the deficiency or ineffective use of the insulin hormone.
April 7th, 2021
High blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension, is a medical condition that involves abnormal behavior of blood in the body. In this condition, the blood in the body exerts a long-term force against the artery walls which is high enough to cause several health problems. Heart disease is one of the most common outcomes of high blood pressure.
March 30th, 2021
Antibiotics are essential medicines, especially in developing countries where infectious diseases are a leading cause of mortality. Antibiotic misuse and overuse have also fueled the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resulting in a lack of potency for these medications.
Jan 26th, 2021
The flu is a highly contagious, respiratory virus that is uncomfortable and is usually fought by your immune system. In a healthy individual symptoms usually develop within one to four days after being exposed to the virus can last up to seven days.
Sept 30th, 2020
In medicine, a large part of the healing process is … hope. Hope, that with all the tools that modern healthcare has at its disposal, patients suffering from various illnesses will get the care they require, and will eventually get back to regular, healthy lives.
Aug 6th, 2020
The world today is more complex and confusing than ever before. It seems as though there are curveballs constantly being thrown our way. Many of us struggle to keep up with this fast paced, continuously evolving world, and our mental health often pays the price.
July 10th, 2020
Telemedicine is becoming a norm in 2020. The best thing about telehealth is that it doesn’t just benefit the patients but also offers proven benefits to the medical practitioners as well.
July 5th, 2020
Telemedicine is now becoming a growing trend all over the world and there are good reasons for that too. Bringing healthcare facilities right to your doorstep, Telehealth has a lot of benefits to offer both to the patients and also to the medical practitioners.
May 30th, 2020
The COVID 19 outbreak towards the start of 2020 has made the world to discontinue its routine course and think of new innovative ways to do things. The pandemic has already claimed millions of lives and millions more are on the line
May 15th, 2020
The world is changing and so is the field of medicine. We now see an application of technology in every field and medicine is no different with Telemedicine now becoming a widely accepted phenomenon. Where Telehealth makes it more convenient for individuals to receive medicare online, it also has significant cost-saving benefits to offer as well.
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